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Pepper The Japanese Robot Can Read People's Emotions
2014-06-05 12:32:01

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Japanese mobile giant SoftBank, which bought a 70-percent stake in American mobile phone carrier Sprint in late 2012, unveiled a new robot named Pepper on Thursday. The cooing, gesturing robot showed that it could move around freely on wheels much like other robots. However, it can react to heart-felt emotions as well. While the robot doesn't have an actual heart, it does have an "emotional engine," along with a cloud-based artificial...

2014-02-20 16:29:26

Companies to demonstrate nViso's powerful facial analysis software running on CEVA-MM3101 imaging & vision platform at Mobile World Congress 2014 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, and nViso (www.nviso.ch), a leading provider of 3D facial imaging technology, today announced that the companies have partnered to develop a...

Android's Jelly Bean Beefs Up Security
2012-07-19 05:08:37

Derek Walter for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The newest version of Google´s Android operating system has substantially stepped up its security. In an analysis by security researcher Jon Oberheide, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) has strengthened its vulnerability by more fully implementing a tool called Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) This randomizes the locations of key pockets of data. For example, executables and libraries, which are critical areas for storing...

2011-07-15 07:05:00

Researchers have peered into the "uncanny valley" of the human brain for the first time. The "uncanny valley" refers to an artificial agent's drop in likeability when it becomes too humanlike.  The international team of researchers said they used an MRI to determine that what may be going on is due to a perceptual mismatch between appearance and motion. The team said many viewers find the characters in the animated film "Polar Express" give them the creeps.  Most of the androids...

2010-12-22 11:04:10

Two arms, three cameras, fingertip sensitivity and a variety of facial expressions "“ these are the distinguishing features of the pi4-workerbot. Similar in size to a human being, it can be employed at any modern workstation in an industrial manufacturing environment. Its purpose is to help keep European production competitive. Picture the following: With great care, a robot picks up a gear wheel in one hand, a housing in the other, and places the two together. When they don't...

2010-09-17 07:00:00

FRESNO, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- PureSense Environmental Inc. announced today that its Irrigation Manager(TM) Android application is now available through the Android Market. The PureSense app allows growers to monitor their real-time field conditions and irrigation activity from their Android phones. Monitoring stations placed throughout growers' fields send data through the internet every fifteen minutes and the PureSense Android application allows the grower to access that...

2010-08-04 06:15:00

Japanese researchers unveiled a robot on Sunday that can mimic speech and gestures sent to it by video-phone, replicating a distant caller's presence. The robot, which has no legs and just stumps for arms, is designed to be able to appear like many different ages and easily transportable. Hiroshi Ishiguro, the creator of the Telenoid R1, has tried to replicate living humans in the past.  He once developed a robot replica of himself that he named Geminoid HI-1. He also came up with a...

2010-05-17 11:35:00

A robot with flashing eyes and plastic pigtails has conducted a wedding ceremony in Japan. According to manufacturer Kokoro Co., the "I-Fairy" robot stands at 4-feet and was the first robot to have led a marriage. "Please lift the bride's veil," the robot said in a tinny voice, waving its arms in the air as the newlyweds kissed in front of about 50 guests. The wedding took place at a restaurant in Hibiya Park in central Tokyo, where the I-Fairy wore a wreath of flowers and directed a...

2009-07-17 07:45:00

Everyday human interaction is not what you would call perfect, so what if there was a third party added to the mix - like a metallic version of us? In a new article in Perspectives on Psychological Science, psychologist Neal J. Roese and computer scientist Eyal Amir from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign investigate what human-android interactions may be like 50 years into the future. With knowledge of present day technology, the scientists predict that within 50 years androids...

2009-04-06 06:40:00

Japanese researchers have developed a "Child-robot with a Biomimetic Body," or CB2, that can develop social skills by interacting with humans. The bald, child-like robot follows movements with its black eyes, and mimics breathing by letting its shoulders rise and fall in rhythm. The creature is one of Japan's most sophisticated robots. The four foot, four inch machine is designed to learn like a human infant. "Babies and infants have very, very limited programs. But they have room to learn...

Latest EveR-1 Reference Libraries

2013-09-24 14:14:28

An android, also known as a synthetic organism, is a robot designed to look like a human, with emphasis on realistic skin and movement. The name “android” has been used in science fiction stories in many different ways. The Oxford English Dictionary found that the earliest use of the word Android was most likely in Ephraim Chambers' Cyclopaedia, which referred to St. Albertus Magnus’s alleged automaton as Androides. In US patents, the term first appears in 1863 referring to small...

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